500-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Certification

The methodology and practice used in the Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training and Certification Program is based on an expansive and coherent body of knowledge drawn from classical contemplative traditions and modern psychological and scientific disciplines. As with any discipline, developing competence as a mindfulness facilitator or mindfulness teacher requires a sound conceptual and practical understanding of the underlying theoretical body of knowledge and extensive personal experience and practice with teaching methods, skills and pedagogies.

For this reason, we have a second level of advanced training, our 500-Hr Mindfulness Teacher Certification, which is available to mindfulness teachers who have graduated from our Level One: 300-Hr Mindfulness Teacher Certification and who display a commitment to advanced study and further deepening on their path as professional mindfulness teachers. 

Program Highlights

  • ​Study advanced mindfulness teaching topics with the leading mindfulness teachers, researchers, and clinicians, such as Richie Davidson, JoAnna Hardy, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Bessel van der Kolk, Dan Siegel, and many more.

  • Learn the latest neuroscience research on mindfulness and best practices in trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive mindfulness teaching.

  • Fine-tune your facilitation skills with advanced training modules in present moment inquiry, motivational interviewing, mindful communication, and group dynamics.

  • Connect with, and learn, alongside a community of aspiring mindfulness teachers on the path of learning and growth.

  • Advance and deepen your mindfulness teaching with ongoing one-on-one mentorship with an experienced mindfulness teacher

Train with the Best:

Mentorship and Practicum

One-on-One Mentoring: Monthly One-Hour Video or Voice Call with Faculty Mentor. Students receive specialized guidance as they deepen and grow as mindfulness teachers through ongoing mentorship by a senior teacher.

Practice Teaching: Complete 100 Hours of mentored practice teaching